Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency Program at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Department of Medical Education

Michael Saridakis, DO
Program Director

Welcome to the home of the new UH Parma Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. We are a three-year, 4-4-4 program located in the Cleveland suburb of Parma. Our community-based program provides an ideal environment for the family practice resident interested in a real world setting within a medium sized community.

UH Parma Medical Center has been serving the community’s health needs for over 50 years. Our 330-bed, acute care facility is a full service hospital that includes the Parma Heart Center, the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, an acute rehabilitation center, as well as the Seasons of Life Hospice Care Facility. UH Parma Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its orthopedics and cardiovascular outcomes. The setting provides our residents a community teaching environment with the opportunity to train side-by-side with outstanding attending physicians. This friendly, medium-size setting is small enough to create a family-friendly environment, yet large enough to provide exposure to a wide range of state-of-the-art medicine.

As a member of the University Hospitals health system, our residency has access to one of the premiere health centers in the world. A leader in the areas of research and academics, University Hospitals has been providing care for over 150 years. A blend of cutting-edge technology along with a dedication to community outreach, UH has been a leader not only here in Cleveland but throughout the country and the world. With a residency affiliated with this great institution, our residents have access not only to high-end academic rotations, but a wide range of conferences and programs.

The University Hospitals mission – To Heal. To Teach. To Discover – is reflected in our family practice residency. Our goal is to provide the best faculty to teach our young physicians. We want to provide quality care to help our patients heal. And we want to be a part of the discovery of new and exciting medical breakthroughs.

The Family Medicine Program Philosophy

Teaching, service and leadership: we strive to provide a well-balanced comprehensive curriculum. We are creating a robust learning environment. Our faculty are dedicated to caring for patients as well as medical education. We strive to be active participants in community service as well as advocates for good health. Lastly, we promote leadership both locally here at the hospital and in the community, as well as nationally by encouraging participation in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).

Affiliate of Lake Erie College of Medicine

Our program is associated with Lake Erie College of Medicine. This allows access to various teaching modules and curriculum. In addition, our residents work side by side with third- and fourth-year medical students from the college. This mentoring helps strengthen one’s knowledge, as “the best way to understand comes from teaching.”

The Family Medicine Clinic

We are excited to announce that we have opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility at the hospital. This residency clinic houses 10 new patient exam rooms, a resident’s lounge, and a conference/resource room. Having the new clinic located at the hospital provides direct access not only for patients, but for our residents as well. The clinic provides services to patients of all ages, providing a wide range of learning experiences for our residents.

Contact Us

Kathryn Chapman, MEd

Kathryn Chapman, Med
Academic Program Administrator
Graduate Medical Education Department
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Blvd.
Parma, Ohio 44129
Office: 440-743-3007
Fax: 440-743-2131
Email:

Sarah Majkrzak
Medical Education Specialist – Family Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Department
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Blvd.
Parma, Ohio 44129
Office: 440-743-8524
Fax: 440-743-2131
Email:

Tameisha Pollard
Medical Education Specialist – Internal Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Department
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Blvd.
Parma, Ohio 44129
Office: 440-743-2133
Fax: 440-743-2131
Email:

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